Try not to squash your fingers making these. Do I listen to my own advice? Phht, surely you jest.
|Trying to show the faceting that occurs with the planishing hammer. I will also be investigating if there is a planishing hammer with a heavier weight to it. I had to whack and whack to get this far.
|Planishing hammer, original washer, gooshed washer, bench block, ruler for scale.
|Shows initial large facetting with planishing hammer and then the rounded end with the jeweller's hammer, the one with the flat business end, the rounded end being rounder than that of the planishing hammer. Don't you love my mastery of terminology?
|Make second ring, clean with ketchup, drill holes. I added Argentium sterling and copper jump rings and handmade and hammered Argentium sterling earwires.
|Start to finish.
|I use a ton of this particularly for the pendants I made before Christmas. I think it's about 12 gauge. It comes as shown off a large spool, sold by the foot, but because there are seven strands wound together, you get a lot.